Let's go through the four major security trends
Upholding strong cybersecurity means constantly protecting your users and organization from forseeable risks. This includes proactively identifying and tackling future threats. Google Cloud and Atos can help you with both. We build products that safeguard your organization and are always on the lookout for ways to protect you against emerging security risks. The cybersecurity world changes rapidly amidst threats that appear almost daily. That’s why this article will update you on what’s new in cybersecurity.
Stronger two-step verification
Two-step verification (2SV) is becoming the new standard. It serves as an extra layer of security for user accounts. However, attackers have started intercepting one-time passwords, such as SMS codes. Christiaan Brand, Product Manager at Google Cloud says that “with increased risks ahead, we predict more services will adopt stronger phishing-resistant 2SV methods, utilizing FIDO standards. This will allow users to authenticate with security keys, gaining stronger protection against phishing attacks and account takeovers.”
Rise of the passwordless era
Major browsers and OS platforms will increasingly adopt APIs from W3C and FIDO alliances that promote strong authentication and create internet standards. This will enable passwordless re-login through biometrics authentication,such as fingerprints. For example, Atos’ Evidian Identity and Access Management suite makes passwords unnecessary by letting employees log in via biometric or smart card. Sam Srinivas, Product Management Director at Google Cloud states that “comprehensive adoption of passwordless first-time logins will take more time, but in the future, we can expect simple and highly secure login experiences such as the ability to log in to a website on your computer simply by unlocking your phone nearby.”
Sam Srinivas Director Product Management, Google Cloud
Comprehensive adoption of passwordless first-time logins will take more time, but in the future, we can expect simple and highly secure login experiences such as the ability to log in to a website on your computer simply by unlocking your phone nearby.
Machine learning and artificial intelligence will play a big role
As security attacks become larger and more sophisticated, organizations will embrace solutions that rely on machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) to automate threat discovery, configuration, and response. For instance, Google Cloud Data Loss Prevention helps protect data by discovering sensitive forms of it and by adding extra privacy and security to data workloads. Organizations also learn how to reap the benefits of secure ML and AI solutions by visiting one of the four Atos and Google Cloud’s AI Labs.
More reported data incidents due to GDPR
Organizations are required to uphold increased transparency under the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This means that the fragility of legacy systems, such as those that are outdated, may be highlighted. According to James Snow, Head of Security and Compliance Sales Engineering at Google, this will “ultimately drive cloud adoption, where enterprise privacy management tooling and processes have been specifically developed to support GDPR.” By taking advantage of the vast array of Google Cloud solutions and Atos’ leading position in GDPR services, organizations will no longer need to worry about GDPR compliance.
James Snow Head of Security and Compliance Sales Engineering, Google
Privacy will ultimately drive cloud adoption, where enterprise privacy management tooling and processes have been specifically developed to support GDPR